Kinnane PhD Scholarship in Art History by Exhibition


Enrolment status New students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Higher Degree by Research
Study area Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
HDR funding type Living stipend scholarship
Scholarship value Scholarship value is $39,000 per annum plus $3000 research funds
Scholarship duration 3.5 years with the possibility of 1 extension in line with UQ and RTP Scholarship Policy
Opening date 11 June 2021
Closing date 30 September 2021


The scholarship was established in 2017 and is maintained by the income of a perpetual endowment fund from a bequest to The University of Queensland under the will of Paula Ruth Kinnane, who graduated from The University of Queensland in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. The scholarship recognises Tony and Paula Kinnane who were lifetime lovers of art, art galleries, and collected art for their own pleasure, and to support emerging art museum professionals and art museums, especially in rural and regional Australia.

The exhibition presented by the scholarship recipient will be held at the UQ Art Museum.


The scholarship is open to Higher Degree by Research students in the discipline of art history. Applicants with relevant research, curatorial or arts industry experience are strongly encouraged to apply

Applicants must meet the entry requirements for UQ's Higher Degrees by Research.

The application will remain open until 17th September unless a suitable applicant is found prior. 

Before you get started

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How to apply

As part of the application, interested applicants will be required to submit a quality research proposal. Applicants are required to contact Dr Andrea Bubenik ( prior to submitting their application. 

Apply for this scholarship when you apply for a higher degree by research program at UQ. 

Please ensure you are familiar with the eligibility and application information relevant to applying for a higher degree by research program.

When you apply, please ensure that under the scholarships and collaborative study section, please follow the below instructions:

  • When you apply, please ensure that under the scholarships and collaborative study section you select 'I would like to be considered for a UQ scholarship to cover a living allowance stipend and tuition fee expenses'.

Learn more about applying for a higher degree by research at UQ



Dr Andrea Bubenik

Terms and conditions

This is a philanthropic HDR living scholarship and adheres to the terms and conditions outlined in the Schedule A Postgraduate Research Scholarships

All philanthropic scholarship recipients must adhere to the conditions of UQ research and travel scholarships, including reporting and progress requirements.

Holders of these philanthropic scholarships must acknowledge them in any paper that is published as a result of the research conducted while the recipient held the scholarship.

Donors may also invite the recipient to present on the work conducted as part of the scholarship, in which case they must comply or risk losing the scholarship.

The information you provide in your application is collected for the purposes of (1) assessing your eligibility for this scholarship, (2) selecting scholarship recipients, and (3) administration of the scholarship.  The University of Queensland may disclose the information you provide to the Donor for the stated purposes. The University will not otherwise disclose the information to a third party without your consent, unless such disclosure is authorised or required by law.  For further information, please refer to the University’s Privacy Management Policy at